By; Ben Musanje
It has been discovered that one in every three girls and one in every six boys which represents 35 and 17 percent respectively experience sexual violence during their childhood.
This has been disclosed in the 2018 Uganda Violence against Children Survey (VACS) that has been launched today in Kampala by government and Non Government Organizations.
The survey covered a total of 5,804 children and young people of which over 3,100 were females and 2,600 males aged between 13-24 years.
The findings further indicate that of the youths aged between 13-17 years, one in four girls and one in ten boys reported sexual violence in the past year especially in areas of Bukomansimbi, Ssembabule, Rakai, Mubende, Mityana, Gomba and Mukono where children reported ever experienced sexual violence or abusive sexual touching than in Gulu, Oyam and Lira.
The State Minister for Primary Education Rosemary Senninde expressed worry over the report findings calling for the need for the implementation of the teachers’ code of conduct since most cases arise from schools.